What You May Have Missed
Deseret News editorial
Published: Sunday, Sept. 2 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
This week marks the beginning of the school year for New York City public schools. Returning teachers and students will find that the district's disciplinary code has been softened. Responding to criticism that there has been overreliance on zero-tolerance policies and punitive measures, such as suspension and expulsion, and that these punishments were disproportionately meted out to historically underprivileged youth, New York schools have adopted a carefully specified system of what they call progressive discipline.
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